Apple to Move Mac Mini Production to U.S.A.?

Posted December 27, 2012 at 7:34am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9796 views

Apple is reportedly planning to move its Mac mini production lines to the U.S.A., not the Mac Pro, as previously speculated.

Currently, Foxconn has about 15 operating bases in the US and the company reportedly plans to start recruiting workers in 2013 for new automated production lines. Mac mini shipments are expected to reach 1.4 million units in 2012, up more than 40% on year, and with the specification upgrade in October 2012, shipments are expected to rise another 30% on year to 1.8 million units in 2013, according to the latest figures from Digitimes Research.

While it's not yet confirmed which Apple device will be manufactured in the U.S., Tim Cook did confirm that "next year we are going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac."

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PhoneApp - December 28, 2012 at 8:20am
The price will probably go unchanged. Automation of assembly with the Mac Mini is a piece of cake. Consider that solid state storage eliminates even that one connector hard to robotically take into account. That factory is going to be so automated that only a handful will baby sit the production and distribution.
dtourond - December 28, 2012 at 4:48am
Prices just might go up a little bit because, as we all know labor is always cheaper in foreign countries and now that they'll be making it in the States they'll have to pay their workers more.
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tedfred - December 27, 2012 at 9:07am
maybe that is why they do it to rise prices for a while and than move back to china so to prove american worker no longer can deliver
h8crapple - December 27, 2012 at 8:38am
LMFAO...Made in China, Assembly in America...fucking labor rights violators...
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